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Don Rendell Ian Carr Quintet - Live at the Union 1966

Live at the Union 1966

(Reel; US: 13 Apr 2010; UK: 8 Mar 2010)

It is a true tragedy to hear of such a great mind in jazz like Scottish horn czar Ian Carr, leader of the celebrated early 70s fusion group Nucleus, succumbing to the memory-erasing effects of Alzheimer’s Disease in February of 2009. This special release is a previously unissued live album of a private recording of a fiery hard bop session from Carr’s early days as a Columbia recording artist alongside fellow UK modernist, saxophone man Don Rendell, was recorded before an intimate crowd of friends at the student union building of London’s University College on December 12, 1966. It is a perfect precursor to the imaginative interplay he would soon bring to the realm of electric jazz with Nucleus’ mesmerizing debut album, 1970’s Elastic RockLive At The Union 1966 is a great discovery that displays the fluidity and sheer force of this terribly under-appreciated quintet and, best of all, all proceeds from this CD go directly to Great Britain’s Alzheimer’s Research Trust.

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Ron Hart is currently enjoying his 11th year as a professional music journalist. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications as CMJ, Billboard.com, SPIN.com, The Village Voice, Gear, Paper, SHOUT NY, Paperthinwalls.com, Blender, Yellow Rat Bastard, Good Times, Paste, and Barnesandnoble.com among others. He is also the editor and publisher of the Interboro Rock Tribune, a free NYC music zine now in its 6th year in print. Please give us traffic on our website at http://www.irtmag.com.


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